1. New York Times v Sullivan (‘New York Times’) is a 1964 decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in which the Court established a well-known defence sharply limiting the capacity of public officials to bring actions for defamation. More precisely, the Court held that the protection of freedom of expression of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution required a ‘federal rule that prohibits a public official from recovering damages for a defamatory falsehood relating to his official conduct unless he proves that the statement was made with...
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